About the tour: Charms of the Algarve by Air for Single Travellers

Fly to Faro and travel to your base in Albufeira and discover the charms of the Algarve, in Portugal with its spectacular coast, sleepy fishing villages and historic towns. On this singles holiday, we spend a full day exploring the west of the Algarve, from the fishing village of Sagres, to the beach resort of Luz, and the walled town of Lagos. Witness breath taking sights at every stop. We then spend a day visiting the beautiful towns and villages of Monchique and Silves, an ancient city known for its Moorish Castle. See the stunning coast as we journey to the beautiful Praia da Rocha Beach and the seaside resort of Alvor. On this holiday we also offer guests the opportunity to join us on a journey of discovery to the East of the Algarve. Travelling solo has never been more fun!

Tour Includes


  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 7 evening meals
  • Welcome drink
  • Services of a Tour Manager in Portugal

8 days from $2023 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Tonight you will meet your group at the hotel for a dinner and a chance to get to know one another.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    The day is at leisure for you to explore at your own pace. Albufeira is one of the Algarve's most popular resorts. Enjoy time relaxing on its beautiful beach or meander around the bustling streets.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Albufeira
    Peneco beach in Albufeira

    Included Highlights

    • Free time at leisure

    Our included excursion takes us to the western Algarve, seeing Sagres, a picturesque fishing village, and to admire the views at Cape St Vincent, where Europe’s mainland ends. We also visit the small resort of Luz, with its stunning beach set against spectacular cliffs before continuing to Lagos, a fantastic town full of historical interest. Lagos has always had a seafaring connection, originally visited by Phoenicians and Carthaginians and then, during the 15th century, was the base for the ‘Voyages of Discoveries’ instigated by Henry the Navigator when trade between Africa and Portugal brought a great deal of wealth into the town.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Lagos
    • Sagres
    • Luz

    Today our included excursion takes us into the volcanic mountain range of Serra de Monchique. We stop at Monchique to admire the views, and also pause en route at Foia, the highest point in the Algarve. We then visit the historic Moorish town of Silves before ending the day at the resort town of Carvoeiro with its picturesque beachside square with cafés and shops.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Silves
    Silves

    Included Highlights

    • Carvoeiro
    • Silves

    Our optional coastal excursion begins in Ferragudo, with its traditional fisherman’s homes. Ferragudo town is embraced by palm-fringed gardens, which run alongside a narrow riverlet up to the main cobbled square, Praça Rainha Dona Leonor. This is a lovely square is home to lots of cafés, where you can sit with a delicious pastry and a coffee and watch the world go by.

    We continue to Praia da Rocha, a bustling holiday resort and tourist centre. The avenue, Tomás Cabreira, which runs along the top of the beach, is full of restaurants, cafés, and shops. At the end of the avenue is the Fortress of Santa Catarina de Ribamar, which was part of Portimão's defences against corsairs and pirates. It was built in the 17th and 18th centuries and gives a wonderful view of the beach and the cliffs on one side and the marina on the other.

    After free time we continue to the fishing village of Alvor, situated on the estuary of the Rio Alvor. It is well known in Algarve history as the place where King João II died in 1495. Although an earthquake destroyed much of the traditional Moorish village in 1755, you can still see remains of Alvor’s history in places such as the 16th century Igreja Martiz (church of the Divino Salvador de Alvor) with its Manueline arches and pillars.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Ferragudo
    Ferragudo

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Ferragudo & Alvor
    $150 $155
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Our optional excursion takes us to the eastern Algarve and to Faro, the Algarve’s capital. The foundations of Faro started in Roman times, when the town was called Ossonoba. Nowadays, the city offers so much more than just a landing point in Portugal. It is full of history and there are great shops, restaurants and cafés aplenty.

    We continue to Tavira, an elegant town known for its historic churches, chapels and grand houses with filigree balconies.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    The Cathedral of Faro (Se de Faro)
    The Cathedral of Faro (Se de Faro)

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Faro & Tavira
    $158 $163
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Day at leisure in resort, time for shopping, relaxing and visiting some of the local bars and restaurants.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Albufeira
    Albufeira in the evening

    Included Highlights

    • Free time at leisure

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Charms of the Algarve by Air for Single Travellers 8 days from $2,023pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 811 500

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for seven nights at the 4-star Hotel Vila Galé Cerro Alagoa in Albufeira.

    Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa

    Rua do Município, Lote. 26 Apartado 2155 , Albufeira, 9200-916

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats